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#109456 - 09/30/13 05:14 AM Paradoxical Hair Growth- help
Streglo Offline

Registered: 09/28/13
Posts: 4
I am a 31 year old female of Irish decent. I decided to undergo laser hair removal when I was 25 years old- I had all my treatments with Laser Clinics Australia.

I had a few sessions on my face and arms for pigment removal (I think the Candela GentleLASE laser was used). A few months after the treatments course hair appeared all in all areas that had been treated (including my forehead).

I had about 5 treatments with the YAG and 20 with Candela GentleLASE lasers. This treatment made the hair even worse but as I only had the YAG periodically I can't say which was the main source of stimulation. For these sessions which aimed to reduce the paradoxical growth the settings were high.

I had about 10 sessions of Candela GentleLASE on my full legs: the treatment has been partly effective for my lower legs but from above my knew to my bikini line I have thick dark hair that I never had.

I have spend thousands of dollars on my face and arms with electrolysis which has been effective and still ongoing (with probably years to go)but I can't afford to do the same for my legs and given the number of hairs located in this area electrolysis would not see practical of such a large area.

I know that my legs were treated with a range of settings- starting from low to very high for about 5 sessions. As I had regular treatments I can't speculate as to when the prominent hair growth commenced.

I don't want to just bleach, shave, or wax.

I would be extremely if anyone has any ideas on what kind of machine or settings may be effective in removing or reducing my course dark paradoxical hair growth.

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#109487 - 10/01/13 09:45 PM Re: Paradoxical Hair Growth- help [Re: Streglo]
mh1212 Offline

Registered: 05/23/09
Posts: 32
Loc: UK
Whereabouts in Australia are you based? There are 2 electrologists who post on this forum based in Syndney I think who use Apilus Platinums - Christine O' Connell and Sahar Tehfe. I have had one full clearance on my arms and full legs with electrolysis in the UK and have already achieved good results from this single clearing. I intend to have another 2 or so clearances. If you search on this forum, there are others who have their legs cleared with electrolysis. It is not an impractical area to do at all. Search for 'marathon sessions'.

#110018 - 10/22/13 10:33 AM Re: Paradoxical Hair Growth- help [Re: mh1212]
Streglo Offline

Registered: 09/28/13
Posts: 4
Thanks for your reply. I am currently proceeding with marathons at Christine O Connel's clinic.


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